from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who buys shreds and remnants of woolen cloth from tailors, to sell again for use in mending, patching, etc.
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There's a piece-broker there worth a great deal of money; he keeps his cash in a drawer under the counter, and there's abundance of good things in his shop that would be fit for me to wear.
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